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Older script titles in review assignments.

Eli Donaldson
Posted June 12, 2016 7:43 AM

I've been noticing that when I search script assignments, to choose what to read next, that there are some scripts (maybe five or fewer) that I think have been in the potential assignments list for a year-and-a-half or two years.  Does that mean that nobody ever chooses these scripts to read?  Or does it mean that the author is constantly tweaking and re-submitting them?  Or maybe the author connected a whole lot of reading credits to the script to where people are reading them but they are still up for reads, due to having a lot of credits connected to them?  Just curious.

Billie Harris
Posted June 12, 2016 7:40 PM

I've noticed the same thing, Eli.  It might be helpful if we could see dates reviews are purchased because I'm willing to pick from those that have been waiting  a long period of time - providing it isn't  something I'm really not interested in reading or don't think I could give suggestions that would help.

Eli Donaldson
Posted June 14, 2016 10:43 AM

You've hit on something there too.  I've also discovered that I have a hard time reading scripts that I'm not really interested in subject-wise, or scripts where I just have no idea of anything to suggest to the author that would help the script.  Usually, I'll start reading something because the log-line or synopsis was interesting.  Then, I'll read 20 or 30 pages of it, and decide if I want to continue on for a full review, or look for somthing else to review.  Once in a while, maybe one in twenty scripts, I'll read the whole thing and decide not to do a review; this is usually because I have no idea what to suggest to the author.  It may seem wasteful to read it and not review it.  But on most of my reviews that I turn in, I have read that script either two or three times.  So sometimes by the time that I finish reading it once, I know that I don't want to read it again.